What Is Laser Liposuction?
Laser liposuction is liposuction performed with the assistance of a low-energy laser beam. Laser energy liposuction delivers a beam of light to stimulate collagen production to tighten the skin and make the fat removal process more efficient. This allows excess fat removal and skin tightening to occur simultaneously, providing dual benefits over traditional liposuction techniques. Once the fatty tissue is disrupted, the unwanted fat deposits are suctioned away for long-lasting results.
What Is SmartLipo And How Does It Work?
Among all laser liposuction systems, the industry’s leading laser lipolysis system is SmartLipo. SmartLipo is also the number one cosmetic procedure requested among all laser liposuction procedures. SmartLipo Triplex uses a small fiber, similar to the tip of a fine tip marking pen, that contains a low-energy laser. The fiber is inserted under the skin, allowing the laser to deliver energy directly to fibrous connective tissue and to the fat cells, causing them to break down almost instantaneously. This energy also causes the stimulation of collagen production within the skin, resulting in skin tightening over time.
Without SmartLipo, you can remove excess fat cells, but cannot achieve skin tightening.
This cutting-edge new system allows Dr. Ashruf to provide efficient, high-definition results in just one treatment. This is because Smart Lipo allows Dr. Ashruf to use three different wavelengths of light, customizing the procedure based on each patient’s individual needs.
SmartLipo laser liposuction is the most trusted laser liposuction available today. It is the most widely accepted and extensively studied laser-assisted lipolysis system in existence. With a 94% patient approval rating, you can have confidence that SmartLipo will give you the results you want without the downtime you don’t.
Compared to other liposuction and laser procedures, SmartLipo:
- Is faster
- Is less invasive
- Has less downtime
- Is relatively painless
Is SmartLipo Right For You?
- Do you have “problem” areas that you want to treat that do not respond to diet and exercise?
- Are you close to your ideal weight?
- Are you interested in a procedure that is effective, fast, convenient, and has virtually no downtime?
If you answered “yes” to one or more of these questions, you may be a good candidate for SmartLipo Laser Liposuction.
Areas Treated With SmartLipo
Laser liposuction can be used to treat fat in the following locations:
- Waist (love handles)
- Back (bra line)
- Thighs (inner and outer)
- Hips (saddle bags)
- Face (chin and cheeks)
- Arms (back of arms)
What Are The Differences Between Liposuction And SmartLipo?
Typically, traditional liposuction requires general anesthesia and subsequent downtime. In contrast, laser liposuction is a minimally invasive procedure with virtually no downtime, thanks to the ability to use only local anesthesia to achieve fat reduction and body contouring.
Am I A Good Candidate For SmartLipo?
If you are generally in good health, are unhappy with the shape of your body, or have certain “problem areas” that concern you, then you may be a good candidate for SmartLipo. In many cases, genetic factors, pregnancy, and age can all affect the amount of stubborn fat in the body.
The best candidates for SmartLipo are men and women who are close to their ideal weight, but have areas of fat that bother them. These include love handles, flabby arms, heavy thighs or saddlebags, or a full neck and chin. Due to the precision of the SmartLipo Triplex system, small areas such as the knees can also be treated and contoured.
SmartLipo Triplex is also ideal for creating definition. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Salman Ashruf’s specialization in high-definition liposuction techniques allows him to provide his patients with a contoured, defined look, particularly in the waistline of women and the abdominal muscles of men.
How Many Areas Can I Treat At A Time?
The number of areas that can be treated per visit may vary. Often, this depends on the patient’s overall body frame size and the size of the area being treated. For most people, up to three areas can be treated per visit. For overweight patients, up to two areas can be treated.
Safety and comfort are always a top priority for Dr. Ashruf.
If a patient has multiple areas they would like to be treated, their procedure will likely need to be performed in stages. Dr. Ashruf creates customized treatment plans for these patients that include multiple visits. To achieve the best results on procedures requiring multiple treatments, SmartLipo is sometimes used in combination with Cellulaze treatments.
Is The Fat Loss Permanent And Will Fat Reappear On Other Areas Of My Body?
With a healthy diet and exercise regimen, the areas where liposuction was performed will remain smaller, as the fat cells have been permanently removed from the area.
It is a common misconception that once a patient has received a liposuction treatment, fat cells will appear disproportionately in other areas of the body. This is not true: if an individual gains weight after liposuction, there will be a proportional increase in weight throughout the body.
What Happens If You Gain Weight After SmartLipo?
Generally, because the fat cells have been removed in the treated areas, weight gain is less visible throughout the treated area. In other areas, there is a proportional increase in the size of remaining fat cells based on the extent of weight gain.
What Type Of Anesthesia Is Required?
Dr. Ashruf performs SmartLipo Triplex under local anesthesia with tumescent fluid. The evolution of modern anesthesia provides our patients with many advantages. Patients are able to eat and drink as usual the day of their procedure and drive themselves to their appointment.
By remaining awake during the procedure, patients can elect to drive themselves home afterward if they wish to do so. By not having any of the side effects of general anesthesia, patients are able to recover much more quickly, with less downtime than traditional liposuction treatments.
Will SmartLipo Hurt?
You will not feel pain during your SmartLipo Triplex treatment. Rather, you will feel the movement of the device as the laser fiber is moved across the fat cells under the skin. The laser energy is tuned to a degree where it disrupts fat cells but leaves vital structures like blood vessels intact. Patients are often thrilled when they realize how comfortable they feel during the procedure. The procedure is so casual that oftentimes patients listen to music or watch TV during it.
How Much Downtime Is Involved?
SmartLipo is the most advanced tool to show the location of the fat cells and the temperature of the tissue within a specific area. By focusing the laser on a specific, targeted area, the typical bruising and swelling associated with liposuction is eliminated. This greatly reduces the downtime of the procedure.
Dr. Ashruf specializes in high-definition, minimally invasive techniques that minimize discomfort and provide beautiful results.
To learn more about SmartLipo, contact Cosmetic Plastic Surgery of Maryland at (410) 590-4313.